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LOCAL 
HISTORY 

CX)LL. 



MORSE INSTITUTE LIBRARY 
14 EAST CENTRAL STREET 
NATICKMA 01760 



"OF THE STUDENTS, BY THE STUDENTS, AND 
FOR THE STUDENTS'* 




CONTENTS 



DEDICATION 
SENIOR WEEK 
LETTERMEN 
HONOR ROLLS 
LITERATURE 
SPORTS 

CLASS PICTURE 

GRADUATES 

ACTIVITIES 



Pages Two and Three 
Pages Five to Thirteen 
Page Thirteen 
Page Fourteen 
Pages Fifteen to Eighteen 
Pages Nineteen to Twenty-three 
Pages Twenty-four and Twenty-five 
Pages Twenty-six to Forty 
Pages Forty-one to Forty-eight 



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Habitation 

WE, the Senior Class of 1934, respectfully dedicate this, 
our Year Book to our Principal, Mr. Roy W. Hill. 

Mr. Hill has been the principal of our high school for 
five years. During this time he has given whole-heartedly 
and earnestly of himself and of his time for the betterment 
of our school and the education of its scholars. 

We sincerely wish him continued success as principal 
of Natick High School for many happy years to come. 



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AGE FOUR 




CLASS OF '34 



CLASS DAY PROGRAM 

Processional Berthold Tours 

High School Orchestra 
Address of Welcome 

Francis Joseph Carey 
Selection "The Challenge of Youth" 

Robert Gibb Senior Chorus 

History 

Reginald D. Williamson 

Poem 

Evalyn Gertrude Erns ; 
Class Song 

Words by Wentworth Qua 
Music by Joseph Estella 
Class of 1934 

Will 

Mary Frances Gilleran 
Saxophone 

Joseph Peter Parrinello 

Prophecy 

Hazel J. Hurst 
Andrew Paul Bismark 
Awarding of Pro Merito Pins 
Presentation of Coach's Cup to Best 
Student Athlete 

Clifford R. Hall 
Superintendent of Schools 
Awarding of Anna F. Goodnow 
Scholarship 

Mrs. Harold S. Bennett 
President of Natick Woman's Club 



Alma Mater Lucile Nichols "AH 

Class of 19 34 
Recessional "Pomp and Chivalry" Roberts 
Leo Bernard Carey, Marshal 
High School Orchestra 




GRADUATION PROGRAM 

Processional Berthold Tours 

High School Orchestra 
Invocation Rev. Alfred W. Birks 

utatory 

Jackson Everett Wignot 
Solo 

Edward C. Meek 
"The Growth of the Panama Canal" 
Maurice Featherman 

"Radium" 
John Francis Downing 
Selection "Ride Out on Wings of Song" 

Senior Chorus William Berwald 

Valedictory 

Evalyn Gertrude Ernst 
Address Franklin K. Smith 

Presentation of Diplomas 

Harold H. Johnson 
Chairman of School Committee 
Alma Mater Lucile Nichols '26 

Class of 1934 
Recessional "Pomp and Chivalry" Roberts 
Leo Bernard Carey, Marshal 
High School Orchestra 
* Delivery excused 



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CLASS ORATION 



We, the class of 1934. are met here to- 
day to hold our Class Day Exercises, and 
it is my pleasant duty as president to ex- 
tend to you all. on behalf of the Class, a 
most cordial and friendly welcome. 

The goal toward which we have steadily 
been making our way these many years, 
and which at times has seemed so remote, 
is just before us now. Each one will have 
his particular field of activity to enter 
and each his particular goal to strive for. 
In a few short weeks the ties that bind us 
here will be dissolved and the class will 
be scattered far and near. 

Here in Natick High School we have 
made life-long friends, and so, although we 
think of our coming separation with re- 
gret, we rejoice that many a friendship 
formed here will gladden our lives for 
years to come. 

As we stand today at the parting of 
ways, we find rising from deep down in 
our hearts a grateful sense of obligation- 
first to our parents, for it is to them that 
we owe largely this opportunity for gain- 
ing an education, then secondly, to our 
teachers, who have guided us on our way. 
They have done this we feel sure, not for 
pecuniary gain to themselves, but with a 
real desire to help us in the attainment of 
that goal which we have set. We are well 
aware of the fact that we have many hard- 
ships to contend with, many obstacles to 
climb and many hindrances to overcome, 
but lfke good soldiers in a good cause we 
must "Carry On!" 

FRANCIS CAREY 



^CLASS^ 

HISTORY. 

The steamship "Education" on which 
we, the tourists of '34 set sail three years 
ago, has almost completed its cruise and is 
once again returning to her home port. 
The passengers have been enchanted with 



the wonderful sights and events of their 
voyage. 

The ship anchored at the port of Natick, 
we were taken to a large building where 
we were told that it was worthwhile to 
spend some time. We ran about explor- 
ing the different rooms. The first week 
confusion reigned as we tried to find our 
way about. Wearily we sought our bunks 
each night. Soon, however, we became 
acquainted with every nook and corner. 

At first we went about envying the tour- 
ists who had booked passage before us, 
who seemed to us very haughty and proud. 
Some day near the end of our cruise we 
would be as high and mighty, was the 
thought that cheered us onward. 

We noticed that we were not all in- 
terested in seeing the same sights. Some 
tarried in rooms where Latin, French and 
German ideas were exhibited, going back 
day after day as they became more and 
more curious. In other rooms the clicking 
of typewriters and other machines held 
some fascinated. All of us seemed to 
spend a part of every day at the English 
exhibit, always finding something new. 

During the second year of our cruise we 
ventured on a side trip. Some of the 
earlier tourists were wearing curious rings 
all alike, so we cruised along to a nearby 
port where we found some which would 
distinguish us as a group. These rings al- 
ways seemed on the move, being found on 
different fingers as each month moved 
along. 

We decided about this time to elect ship 
officers as was the custom followed by our 
superiors in the second year of their cruise. 
Francis Carey was chosen Captain; Andrew 
Bismark, 1st Mate; Hazel Hurst, Keeper 
of the Log, and John Rotchford, Purser. 
Because of this election, we tourists of '34 
considered ourselves now on a par with 
those earlier one's now called Seniors. 

Then came the event which had been 
keeping us all on edge for many weeks, 
the Ship Prom. For this one night we left 
behind us our steamship "Education," 
lying at anchor in the harbor. The air 
about the large hall in which we were 
gathered was filled with sweet music and 
the sound of laughter. This night will go 



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down on the log in the cabin as one of the 
gayest and happiest events on our cruise. 
The next issue of the ship's paper, the 
Sassamon, featured this with the head- 
lines "Ship Prom Huge Success." 

Athletic teams were organized which 
consumed much of our leisure time. Our 
teams played against those of other ships 
on similar cruises. 

As was the custom on all cruises to sum 
up what had been seen, so we gathered in 
our different groups to find out how much 
we knew. Each produced a travelogue, 
but some were very much surprised to 
find out how little they had discovered as 
compared with others and resolved to use 
their eyes to better advantage hereafter. 

Returning from our summer vacation 
cruise on which we had little work to do 
we found that the tourists of '33 had 
passed on to other ports and we were the 
senior tourists now. 

During the final year of our cruise our 
athletes, with their standard "I Serve," 
received high recognition for their achieve- 
ment. In the annual Thanksgiving Day 
classic with our rival ship of education 
"The Framingham," our football team rose 
to great heights to hold our rival to a 0-0 
tie. All our athletic teams were very suc- 
cessful. 

There was a side trip which the football 
men wanted very badly. Because the 
finances of the ship were very low, it was 
decided this side trip could not be afforded. 
But the boys getting together with the 
cooperation of the whole crew of the ship 
staged a deck dance and basketball game 
which raised the desired amount. This 
trip was to a sweater factory where each 
boy was presented with a souvenir in the 
form of a sweater. 

Again we left our steamship "Education" 
anchored in the harbor while we enter- 
tained our friends on shore with a play, 
"Strawberry Kate." We were decidedly 
successful in filling every seat in the house, 
if resounding applause and enormous box- 
office receipts are any test. 

Now, as the ship heads toward our home 
port we have mingled feelings of joy and 
regret. Joy that we have successfully 
completed our cruise and regret that the 



pleasant companionship must end. At the 
home port we are to be given a great ova- 
tion in the theatre, through the kindness 
of Mrs. Harris. Then we must leave the 
steamship "Education" to which we have 
become almost inseparably attached hoping 
at some time that we, the tourists of '34, 
can be reunited in a 100 percent gathering 
on board our steamship "Education." 



CLASS 

ma 

Our high school days are nearly o'er 

The time has come to say 
"Goodbye" to all, because we've come 

To a parting of the way. 

We've had our Prom and Senior Play 
Our loved Mid-years are through. 

And now with many sad regrets 
We make our last "adieu." 

We hope you'll miss our cheery crowd 
And wish each day still more 

That once again you'd hear and see 
The Class of Thirty-four. 

EVALYN EKNST 



CLASS SONG 

'34 



Tune of "The Old Covered Bridge- 
As we stand here tonight 

All dressed up in blue and white 
Our friends we do not want to leave 
For our teachers we stand 

And thank for their helping hand 
Before we shall leave Old Natick High 
Then sometime we'll rememter 

The days that were spent 
Our dreams will be brighter 

And our hearts happier bent 
Then off we shall go 

Into this world full of woe 
With hope of success in our life 



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CLASS WILL 

We, the Senior Class of 1!>34 of Natick 
High School, being of sound and disposing 
minds, do herein in the presence of our 
parents, teachers, and friends declare this 
document to be our last Will and Testa- 
ment after all our legal debts and ex- 
penses have been paid: 

To the Sophomores we leave our amaz- 
ing scholastic ability and undying scuool 
spirit. 

To the juniors we leave our latent, out- 
standing athletic ability and our pleasing 
dispositions. 

To Mr. Hill we leave a television set, so 
that he may see all that is going on with- 
out climbing the stairs. 

To Mr. Sears we leave a larger circula- 
tion, so that the Sassamon may prosper 
during the coming year. We hope also 
that his new classes can learn to take his 
"jokes and "wise-cracks" as we did. 

To Miss Cellarius and Miss Church, 
Class Advisors, we leave an Executive 
Committee as intelligent and peppy as ours. 

To Miss Nutt we leave a massive door- 
stop to help her with the heavy fire-door 
outside of Room 22. 

To Miss Scott we leave a cast as tal- 
ented, amusing and dramatic as that of 
"Strawberry Kate." 

To Miss Raft'erty we leave a new edition 
of books entitled "Courtesy, Good Manners 
and What to Do at the Right Time." 

To Miss Shannon we leave another 
prize-winning Sassamon Hoard and a stock 
of smiles to use freely in the future. 

To Mr. White we leave an affluent ath- 
letic association made up of the student 
body to lessen his worries on the money 
matters of the association. 

To Miss Young we leave a quiec home- 
room class so she will recover from the 
nervous strain of looking' after her amus- 
ing one this year. 

To Mr. Gardner and Mr. Caldwell we 
leave memo blanks with hopes that they 
will be able to give out the right notices 
on the right days. 

To Mr. Donahue we leave a fund to be 
wisely used on his athletic teams with high 
hopes that the depression is nearly over. 



My friends, being with you for many 
years and discovering your personal traits, 
peculiar characteristics and remarkable 
talents, we should like to make these be- 
quests on your behalf: 

I, Francis Carey, willingly leave to my 
brother Leo, the presidency of the Senior 
Class and hope that the students give him 
their utmost support. 1 leave also my 
athletic ability to James Keating. 

I, Andrew Bismark, leave my dramatic 
ability to any lucky young junior comedian 
and my "roaming" vocabulary and ready 
wit to Albert Potter. 

I, Boyd Snell, leave my pleasing manners 
also my bravery and courage to take in- 
oculations to Richard Ormand. 

I, Mary Gilleran, leave to Marjorie Pond 
my ability to get along with everyone, 
and hope she gets as much enjoyment out 
of her "Whippet" as I did out of my 
"Chevy." 

I, Jackson Wignot, bequeath upon the 
shoulders of James Keating the Football 
Captaincy with hopes of a successful sea- 
son. 

I, Hazel Hurst, leave my winning ways 
and curly-hair to Winifred Hedderig. 

I, Joseph Jennings, leave some of my 
height to John Armenio and Arthur Wil- 
liamson. 

1, Joseph Grassey, leave my poetical in- 
clination to Sophie Cashman. 

We, Phyllis Roach and Dorothy Prime, 
lovingly leave our ability to get along with 
each other to Alice Dahlgren and Barbara 
Allen. 

I. Maurice Featherman, leave my much- 
envied curly-hair and cute smile to Robert 
Hall. 

I, Helen Hladick, do gladly pass on to 
Esther MacNeil my ability to make noise. 

We, Anastasia Jordan and Patricia Bar- 
nicle, leave our ability to giggle at any 
time to Viola Marshall and Muriel Stephen- 
son. 

I, Wentworth Quast, willingly bequeath 
my colossal vocabulary and incomparable 
brains to John Allen and hope it will 
change his viewpoint on studying. 

I, Virginia Fair, leave to numerous 
students my cheerful school spirit and 
amusing ways to help brighten Natick High 
School. 



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I, Stanley Bleasdale, leave my quiet, 
assuming and pleasant manners to John 
Donahue with hopes that Room 11 will re- 
main as peaceful a room. 

I, Edward Meek, leave a book entitled, 
"How to Be a Lady's Man" to Robert 
Gleason. 

I, Walter Bell, do hereby bequeath my 
ability to play baseball to Robert Holden. 

We, Daisy Mangle and Alice McGratii, 
willingly bequeath our readiness to work 
to Bertha Barnicle and Marjorie Denny. 

1, Marjorie Squires, leave my great 
height to Kathryn Fair. 

I, last but not least. Marjorie Graye, 
leave my love of the southern part of Na- 
tick to Evelyn Lacrosse. 

Signed, sealed, published and declared 
on the fourteenth day of June, the year of 
our Lord, nineteen hundred and thirty- 
four and for the last Will and Testament 
of the Class of Nineteen Hundred and 
Thirty-four, in the presence of all con- 
cerned who have hereunto subscribed their 
names as attesting witness to said docu- 
ment. 

(Signed) MARY GILLERAN 
Witnessed by: 

EDITH NUTT 
WENTWORTH QUAST 



CLASS 

PROPHECY. 

Time: 1944. 

Place: Hotel Hamilton. 

Situated on Lake Cochituate, famous 
summer resort. 

Hazel: I'd like to see the manager of 
this hotel about accommodations for this 
coming week. 

Andy: Here I am. Is there something 
I can do for you? 

Hazel: Andy Bismark of all people. 
What are you doing here? 

Andy: Well it's like this— I'm the owner 
of thfs hotel. 



Hazel: That's fine Andy. Have you 
seen any of our classmates lately? 

Andy: I should say I have. Some of 
the gang are here right now. Nelson 
Brown is my assistant and Louis Balcom 
and Joe Angelo are the caretakers. Here 
is Raymond Liddell, om of our bell hops, 
coming back with the morning paper. 
Don't you want to take a look at it? 

Hazel: Yes, 1 always look at the 'ads'' 
first though, to see if there are any bar- 
gains. What's this? "Wave-set by Ruth 
Doherty. Guaranteed to Last Two Weeks." 
I'll bet it's good. As I remember she al- 
ways did have perfect waves; and look at 
this "Skin Soap" advertised below by Hu- 
gena Dunbar. 

Andy: But you didn't notice the most 
important thing. The paper is edited by 
William Burleigh, and it's called "Natick 
Through a Key Hole." Ada Harris is the 
cartoonist. By the way, what have you 
been doing? 

Hazel: Oh, I've just returned from a 
trip around the world. In India I met 
Robert Thomas. He's trying to follow in 
Ghandi's footsteps, but hasn't made much 
progress. He told me Frances Whalen 
was in Turkey working up a movement 
for the abolishment of harems. 

Andy: That is news— but listen to this. 
It's worth hearing. John Mitchell is run- 
ning against "Mo Mo" Featherman for 
Mayor of Natick and Pearl Gainsle^ and 
Evelyn Hilt are their campaign managers. 
You should have been in town last week. 
A big knot was tied. 

Hazel: For goodness' sake Andy, what 
kind of a knot. Tell me quickly! 

Andy: Well, Walter Bell and Frances 
Gerrity and Marjorie Bernard and Lloyd 
Blanchard were married at a double wed- 
ding. Carlo Bianchi and Gracie Palladino 
stood up for them all. You know Carlo is 
a great wrestler and Gracie is his man- 
ager. Did you meet any other classmates 
in your travels? 

Hazel: Yes, Anastasia Jordan and Pat 
Barnicle. They're modeling for Ronald 
Johnson and Bob Peoples, who are well- 
known Parisian Artists. 

Andy: Really, isn't that splendid? Yes- 
terday I heard that Dot Thayer and John 
Rotchford had been assigned a new con- 



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tract by "Stanley Bleasdale Studios." They 
will have the leads in "You've Got To Be 
Rugged." 

Hazel: Isn't that nice? 1 met Doris 
Buckler in New York. She, Arlene Casa- 
vant and Elsie Brown run a big apartment 
house, and John Duff is their janitor. How 
about Joe Corrigan? What's he doing 
now? 

Andy: He and "Sibber" Grassey are 
owners of a circus. It is in town this 
week, and their star attraction is Walter 
Whitaker as toe dancer. Demetre Petro 
does the Flying Trapeze Act, and Arthur 
Palli is the Human Cannon Ball. You'd 
better see this circus before you leave 
town. 

Hazel: Don't worry. I wouldn't miss it 
for the world. I saw a good one while 1 
was in Paris. I also met Dot Prime and 
Phyllis Roach there. They are models in 
an exclusive gown shop. Dot told me that, 
during a trip to China she saw Dot Charl- 
ton and Clara Bremner who are Red Cross 
nurses. 

Andy: Did you know that my nephew 
goes to Harvard and he has "Reggie" Wil- 
liamson and Harold Hall as professors? 

Hazel: Really. That reminds me, "Sis" 
Gilleran married a wealthy broker, who 
was a Harvard man, and she spends her 
winters in Palm Beach. At last she's ful- 
filled her desire to be a lady of leisure. 
She wrote and told me that she attended a 
recent dance, and was quite surprised to 
find "Went" Quast, and his snappy dance 
orchestra, playing for the season at one 
of the leading hotels. Eddie Liscombe is 
the pianist, and Helen Hladick the torch 
singer. Eddie Meek is causing quite a 
sensation as a violinist. 

Andy: Good for Quast-- I knew he'd get 
ahead. A few days ago I had to go to Bos- 
ton on business, and while in town I hired 
a taxi. To my surprise there was Joe Jen- 
nings as my driver. We were speeding 
along and were stopped by Francis Daley, 
a city policeman. He drove me to the 
court house, and whom should I see, but 
Herbie Parmenter on the Judge's bench. 
On glancing around I noticed Evalyn 
Ernst as court stenographer and Tony 
Evangelista, her assistant. Edgar Mat- 
thews, the big boss politician, tried to 



fix it up, but he didn't have the power he 
thought he had so I paid a ten dollar fine. 

Hazel: Next time you get "pinched" get 
Dan Garvey to fix it up, because he s got a 
"pull" in Boston. 

Andy: Did you read in the paper last 
week about the train wreck? "Bo Bo" 
Snell was the engineer. It was quite a 
wreck. They called Helen DeLuca and 
Louise DeWitt who are trained nurses, and 
for a moment they thought they'd have to 
call Francis Lynch, the only undertaker in 
the city; but Gertrude Brophy, the leading 
doctor, happened along and took care of 
the injured. John Mackin, a traveling 
salesman, who was also on the train, prov- 
ed to be the hero of the wreck. 

Hazel: Oh that's too bad. I'll have to 
go to see John and get the story. What 
a surprise I got when I heard that Gladys 
Moore and Jimmy Wheeler were married 
immediately after high school. They are 
now living in California. Jimmy has made 
a great deal of money lately and Frank 
Murphy is their chauffeur. Speaking of 
matrimony Eleanor Long, Helen Hogan 
and Helen McCormack run a matrimonial 
bureau in New York. They say that re- 
cently business isn't so good. I heara 
from Helen the other day. She said Kay 
McDaniels, Alice McGrath and Marjorie 
Graye stopped in to see them on their way 
to Hollywood. Kay married a ball player 
from Dartmouth and they were going to 
see him play ball in Hollywood. 

Andy: Oh yes, last week I visited Braves 
Field and I found that the Natick Ath- 
letics, a fine team, was coached by Jerra 
Carey and his assistants were Dana Thorpe 
and Joe Sullivan. Bob McNichols is the 
star outfielder and Lawrence Kimball 
makes a very good umpire, John Downing 
is the pitcher. 

Hazel: I always knew "Jerra" would be 
in the big-league some day. Whatever be- 
came of some of the quieter members of 
the class? 

Andy: Edward Murphy, the Einstein of 
our class, and Francis McAllen, have just 
returned from Mars in the new flying ma- 
chine they invented. Guy Heald and How- 
ard Hodden's, well-known astronomers, 
also took the trip. They refuse, however, 
to make any report on it. 



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Hazel: By the way Andy, did I tell you 
I met Virginia Guthrie? She has estab- 
lished a "Prep" School in Natick, and im- 
mediately produced a circular. I have it 
here in my bag. It says, "A Splen- 
did Course Offered for Girls — Individual 
Instructions in Riding and Tennis." 

Here are the Faculty Members: 
Virginia Guthrie, Dean; Dorothy Whit- 
tier, Assistant Dean; Rita Shea. Latin; 
Mary Griffin, Sewing; Helen Johnson, 
Shorthand; Loretta Gauthier, History; 
Estelle Field, English; Katherine Kennedy, 
Riding Instructor; Eleanor Osol, Algebra; 
Esther Pineo, Tennis Instructor. 

Andy: That should be a good school! If 
I remember correctly Dot Whittier made 
quite a name for herself and with her able 
assistance I'm sure the school will be a 
success. The other day Nelson Sabean 
dropped in to see me. He is now a wealthy 
oil man in Oklahoma, and Richard and 
Malcom Johnson are oil dealers in his 
concern. Elsie Morrill, Marjorie Squires 
and Mary Johnston manage the advertis- 
ing for him. 

Hazel: That reminds me Marie Nichols 
and Phyllis Noyes have just established a 
Children's Hospital and Grace Elkerton 
and Virginia Felch are nurses. 

Andy: Downtown at the Rose Quatralle 
Individualistic Theatre, the people are 
going wild over a new attraction. It's none 
other than the "Peppy Trio." Henry John- 
son, Pianist; James Shagoury, Harpist; 
and Fred Ruland, Soloist. 

Hazel: That does sound peppy. Did you 
know that Ellen Casey is the manufac- 
turer for the Casey Spray Cranberry Sauce, 
Louise Snow and Helen Randall are tes- 
ters, and that Helen Stubbs and Mary 
Kelly are carrying on a campaign to do 
away with elevated cars in West Natick, 
because they want to keep that part of the 
city residential. 

Andy: Seems to me I heard about the 
campaign. That is a noisy elevated car i 
rode down to West Natick center in the 
other day. I talked to Robert Coleman 
the conductor. He said that the Elevated 
Company has hired Dot Edwards and Mary 
Grupposo to organize a campaign against 
Mary and Helen-looks as though the Ele- 
vated Company would win. 



Hazel: I think it was in West Natick 
that I met Harriet Keniston. She was 
telling me that she's taken over her 
father's jewelry business and that all the 
jewels put in the watches were mined by 
Joe Parrinello. Helen Moir and Martha 
Kunz are her saleswomen. 

Andy: Did Harriet tell you about Jack- 
son Wignot traveling around to the large 
cities giving lectures on "The Influence of 
Athletics on Character Development'.'" 
They say his speeches are well worth lis- 
tening to. 

Hazel: I've attended one of his lectures 
and found it very interesting. On the way 
1 passed the Biscuit Factory owned by 
Virginia and Eleanor Mullen. I thought 
I'd drop in and see if I could speak to the 
girls. As I entered the office, I was stop- 
ped by Avis Viles, manager of the firm. 
She was, of course, glad to see me, and 
told me that Martha Weatherby and Vir- 
ginia Huntoon had made good as brain 
specialists at the "Amy Gordon Sanito- 
rium." 

Andy: Virginia Fair, the most famous 
woman flyer in Natick, took me for a spin 
over the sanitorium, so 1 could get a good 
look at it. We also flew over the "Bar- 
bara Bennett Piano Company." It is a 
huge factory. 

Hazel: O dear, I guess members of our 
class are to be found in all parts of the 
world. Who'd ever think that Daisy Man- 
gle and Dot Stocker, those two quiet girls 
of our class, would go to the Malay Jungle 
to convert savages and Gracie Feeley 
would be the President of W. T. Grant 
Stores? 

Hazel: Oh, did you hear that Esther 
Prescott and Catherine Rice entered a 
dancing contest sponsored by the Quatrale 
Theatre? 

Andy: Oh yes, I heard about it, and I 
wish them luck. By the way, Mildred 
Doyle and Clarice Dearborn own a cocoa- 
nut plantation in Hawaii and when I was 
last talking to them they were buying a 
few supplies to take back with them. 

Hazel: Well, 1 must be going up. 

Andy: We must meet again tomorrow. 
Perhaps some of our classmates would like 
to hear about the activities of those who 
have left Natick. 



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SALUTATORY 

Parents, Teachers, Students and Friends: 

It is my privilege and honor to welcome 
you to the commencement exercises of the 
class of nineteen hundred thirty-tour. In 
behalf of my classmates I invite you to 
partake of our joy and exult with us in 
the triumphant accomplishment of our 
first basic objective. We have reached 
the summit of the first hill and we stop 
to admire the world from our vantage 
point and to orient ourselves in our new 
position. From here there are many path- 
ways into the valley of the world. Some 
of us are to enter into the valley by routes 
which, seen from here, appear to be the 
best to take us into the world. Others will 
climb another hill in education, hoping to 
find a route through fields and over shady 
roads. Others will lead through swamp 
land and quicksand. Hut whichever road 
we take, we cannot turn back to start 
anew. We must choose our road wisely 
and well and set out with all possible de- 
termination and speed. 

In our days in school we were taught 
the principles of democratic government 
and we absorbed the ideals of American 
liberty. We learned cooperation and team- 
work through our participation in sports. 
We were acquainted with the problems of 
our political world and prepared to be in- 
telligent voters. 

We are about to cross into a new world, 
our world, a world that will be what we 
make it. We must find a place in the in- 
dustry of the world that is now in the 
throes of an economic chaos. It will be 
our job to help solve its problems and 
preserve its democracy. 

We will leave behind us all but memo- 
ries of our life spent as students of Natick 
High. Some of us may not have labored as 
hard as we should have and may feel a 
little doubtful as to the success of our high 
school careers, but if one has secured a 
real, true friend, who can say that his 
time was wasted'.' 

And so once more I ask you to rejoice 
with us, as, nervously expectant, we wait 
the final step that will make the class of 



nineteen hundred thirty-four alumni of 
Natick High School. 



VALEDICTORY 



And now the time has come when we, 
as a class, must say goodbye to our loved 
high school and our many friends. For 
twelve years we have traveled the same 
path, but today brings us to our first cross 
road and we must stop to contemplate as 
to which way we shall take. Some of us 
will go on to further our education, and 
others will find their niche in the business 
world. Whichever it is, new friends will 
be found and new opportunities opened to 
those who aspire to them. 

Everyone is seeking something. That 
something is often very elusive and is al- 
ways just beyond one's reach. To almost 
everyone that desire is tor success, either 
for mercenary reasons, or merely personal 
glory. The idea behind all our studying 
has been that we should one day achieve 
something. 

All about us today we can see examples 
of successfully spent lives in our great 
statesmen, our rich philanthropists, our 
inventors and scientists. They have given 
us practically everything to make living 
and working just a little easier, and to 
give us more time for leisure and recrea- 
tion. They have torn the mist of super- 
stition and fear away from the common 
facts about our life and the universe. Yet, 
with all their marvelous inventions they 
have not found a way to prevent war, and 
stop people's hatred of each other. We 
are still suffering from the effects of the 
last war. The economic situation of the 
civilized world is deplorable. Why? Main- 
ly because people who have done things 
have done them for fame or to obtain 
money enough to get for themselves every 
manner of luxury. And luxury makes for 
selfish, discontented people. 

The situation is slowly improving and 
order is slowly evolving from chaos. We 
have become so used to a jumbled state of 
affairs that now that this so-called de- 
pression is being dissipated, we must once 
more adjust ourselves to prosperity. 



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Capitalists are giving the laborer better 
wages, and the consumer is getting fairer 
prices. These changes are coming about 
because people are beginning to see that 
others have to be depended upon and have 
to be considered. 

Throughout our school days we have 
taken liberally of the services which have 
been offered us by our parents and teach- 
ers. Nothing has been asked in return ex- 
cept that we make the most oi opportuni- 



ties which they have given us. Most of us 
can honestly say that we have tried to do 
our best In everything we have attempted, 
that we may in some measure return a 
portion of that which we have received. 

We, the Class of 1934, say "Farewell" 
with fond memories and tender love for 
the Alma Mater, whose motto has ever 
been, "I Serve." 

EVALYN G. ERNST 



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FOOTBALL 

Angelo, Joseph 
Armenio, Kenneth 
Bell, Walter 
Bianchi, Carlo 
Bismark, Andrew 
Carey, Francis 
Corkery, John 
Delaney, John 
Delouchery, Fred 
Featherman, Maurice 
Grassey, Joseph 
Keating, James 
McCormick, Thomas 
Ortenzi, Joseph 
Palli, Arthur 
Fetro, Demetri 
Potter, Albert 
Rotchford, John 
Sabean, Nelson 
Snell, Boyd 
Townsend, Walter 
Wignot, Jackson (Captain) 
Wilson, John 
Williamson, Reginald 

(Manager ) 
Carey, Leo (Ass't. Mgr.) 



GOLF 
Mitchell, J. (Coach) 
Burgess, J. 
Zicko, J. 
Haskell, P. 
Burke, J. 
McGlone, F. 
Petro. D. 
Spooner, W. 

Donahue, James, (Mgr.) 



BASKETBALL 
Carey, Francis (Captain) 
Corkery, John 
Bell, Walter 
Wignot, Jackson 
Keating, James 
Snell, Boyd 
Palli, Arthur 
McCormick, Thomas 
Liunark, Andrew 
Petro, Demetri 
Gleason, Robert 
Wilson, John 
Foley, Leonard 
Gurney, Francis 
Kotchford, John 
O'Regan, Laurence 
Grassey, Joseph (Manager) 
Williamson, Reginald 

(Ass't. Mgr.) 
Bond, John (Ass t. Mgr.) 



BAND 

Guarino, Rocco 
Healy, Jerry 
Apostal, Pandy 
Hastings, Dana 
Parrinello, Joseph 
Meek, Edward 
Green. Walter 
retro, Demetri 
Blanchard, Lloyd 
Lane, William 
Lacouture, Arthur 
Johnson, Ludwig 
Bropny, Adelaide 



BASEBALL 
Bell, Walter (Capt.) 
Grassey, Joseph 
Holden, Robert 
Bianchi, Carlo 
Carey, Francis 
Corkery, John 
Mcrrissey, Paul 
Keating, James 
Snell, Boyd 
Marso, Robert 
Williamson, Reginald 
Bond, John 
Gibbons, Philip 
Hall, Robert 
Hall, Harold 
Arena, Salvi 
O'Regan, Laurence 
Sabean, Nelson 
Carey, Leo 
Downing, John 
Fitzgerald, Francis 
Infererre, John 
Randall, Harold 
McGowan, Robert 
Armstrong, Winslow 
Foley, James (Ass't. Mgr.) 
Gleason, Robert (Manager) 

TENNIS 

Quast, Wentworth 
Featherman, Maurice 
Hamilton, George 
Bismark, Andrew 

TRACK 

Bismark, A. 
Featherman, M. 
Hedderig, H. 
Doherty. P. 
Quast, W. 



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SENIORS 



HIGHEST HONORS 
Ernst, Evalyn 

PRO-MEKITO 
Angeleri, Joseph 
Downing, John 
Dunbar, Hugena 
Evangelista, Antonio 
Felch, Virginia 
Gilleran, Mary 
Grupposo, Mary E. 
Guthrie. Virginia 
Hamilton, David 
Mangle, Daisy 
McGrath, Alice 
Mitchell, John 
Palladino, Grace 
Squires, Marjorie 
Thayer, Dorothy 
Weatherby, Martha 
Wheeler, James 
Wbittier, Dorothy 
Wignot, Jackson 

HONORS 

Bismark, Andrew 
Bremner, Clara 
Burleigh, William 
Carey, Francis 
Coleman, Robert 
DeWitt, Louise 
Featherman, Maurice 
Field, Estelle 
Grassey, F. Joseph 
Graye, Marjorle 
Johnson, Helen 
Kimble, Lawrence 
Liddell, Raymond 
Long, Eleanor 
Meek, Edward 



Moir, Helen 
Mullen, Eleanor 
Osol, Eleanora 
Peoples, Robert 
Prime, Dorothy 
Quast, Wentworth 
Quatrale, Rose 
Randall, Helen 
Rotchford, John 
Stocker, Dorothy 
Stubbs, Helen 
Thomas, Robert 
Viles, Avis 
Whittaker, Walter 
Williamson, Reginald 



FACULTY 



Roy W. Hill 
Elva C. Coulter 
Clayton E. Gardner 
Harold C. Sears 
Emily L. Shannon 
Edward N. White 
Florence E. Belliveau 
John C. Caldwell 
Jane E. Carrick 
Margaret E. Cellarius 
E. Grace Church 
Isabel C. Currier 
John F. Donahue 
Elizabeth G. Murphy 
Chester Nichols 
Edith M. Nutt 
Marguerite Rafferty 
Ethel K. Ratsey 
Louise Scott 
Louise M. Sullivan 
Lydia Tolander 
Daisy V. Wildbur 
Kathleen W. Young 



l'AGE FOURTEEN 




THE GROWTH OF THE 
PANAMA CANAL 



Even before Columbus came to the West 
Indies, there was a legend among the na- 
tives that there was a strait through which 
one could pass directly into the waters of 
the Pacific Ocean. At that time maps not 
only showed the land that had been dis- 
covered, but also the land that was sup- 
posed to be there. On these maps the 
strait was always shown. After Colum- 
bus, came Balboa, the discoverer of the 
Pacific Ocean. Curiously enough the leg- 
end still existed and Balboa believed it 
just as Columbus had, and that was prob- 
ably the reason why he explored so dili- 
gently through that region. 

The first proposer of the Panama Canal 
was Hernando Cortez, the conqueror ot 
Mexico. He was sent by his monarch 
Charles V of Spain to find the strait that 
was supposed to exist. Failing to find 
this strait, he proposed to build a strait 
that would connect the Atlantic Ocean 
with the Pacific Ocean, but his work was 
cut short by the treachery of his followers. 
He encouraged his cousin to carry out his 
plans for a canal. His cousin drew up 
plans and intended to present them to the 
king but he died before his plans were 
realized. His plans called for routes 
through what is now Darien, Nicaragua, 
Tehuantepec, and Panama. The Spanish 



king looked into the project and after con- 
ferring with his friars, stopped all work 
on the canal, and quoted from the Bible, 
•'What God hath joined together, let no 
man put asunder." 

The French attempt was first suggested 
by Count Ferdinand de Lesseps, the noted 
builder of the Suez Canal, and a commit- 
tee met at Paris at which nearly all na- 
tions were represented. The committee 
believed that the approximate cost of the 
canal would be $24,000,000. The com- 
pany went under the title, "Campagne 
Universelle du Canal Interoceanique de 
Panama." At the first excavation in May, 
18 82 the company was assembled to wit- 
ness the formal opening and the Bishop of 
Panama was to give his blessing. A tre- 
mendous charge of dynamite was to be ex- 
ploded, but when the time came for it to 
go off there was no explosion. Something 
went wrong. This beginning was typical 
of the whole French attempt. The work 
was pushed ahead vigorously by deLessups, 
but serious obstacles began to arise, which 
had been foreseen by the trained engineers 
who opposed de Lessups plan from the 
start. 

It was evident that it was impossible to 
carry out the original plan, therefore, the 
company being so seriously hampered re- 
sorted to irregular and corrupt practices. 
In time all were exposed, and de Lesseps 
returned to France where he was dis- 
graced and ended his remarkable career 



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by dying in an insane asylum. The origi- 
nal plan of de Lesseps was to have a sea- 
level type of canal, but it was soon found 
that it would not be practical, and it was 
decided to change to a lock type, but the 
change came too late. The company de- 
clared itself to be bankrupt in 1887. The 
whole story of the French attempt may be 
summed up in one statement, "Eighty 
million cubic yards of earth had been ex- 
cavated at a cost of $260,000,000." That 
was $20,000,000 more than the committee 
had said the entire project would cost. 

A new Panama Canal Company was or- 
ganized in 1894 and work went along 
favorably with all the assets and proper- 
ties of the old company being transferred 
to the new one. Meanwhile public senti- 
ment in the United States had been strong- 
ly impressed with a desire for a canal 
across the Isthmus under American con- 
trol, and in December 1898 a full report 
of the Technical Committee of the French 
Company was presented to President Mc- 
Kinley. 

In order to have American control of 
canal rights, the permission of Columbia 
was necessary because, Panama was a pro- 
vince of Columbia. Columbia did not 
agree to American terms but Panama did. 
The Panama proposition looked hopeless 
until something speedily happened. On 
November 3, 1903, Panama revolted and 
severed a connection of eighty-two years 
with Columbia. The Columbian govern- 
ment could do nothing but quickly agree. 
After Panama had been recognized by a 
number of nations, United States bought 
the canal rights from the French company, 
and drew up a treaty with the Republic of 
Panama. 

From the time that the treaty was rati- 
fied by both countries, work on the canal 
went rapidly forward. The United States 
had to compete with the same obstacles as 
the former companies. Both the preced- 
ing companies had been seriously handi- 
capped by the numerous cases of Malaria 
that had reduced the laborers by thous- 
ands. The first step the United States took 
was to, literally, "clean up I'anama." 
Many doctors were sent by the government 
to find the cause of the deadly disease, 
and many lives were risked in experiment- 



ing, before it was discovered by doctors, 
Finley and Ross, that the female Anophe- 
les mosquito was responsible for the high 
death rate of the people of Central Ameri- 
ca. The quarters of the laborers were as 
comfortable as the homes of the white 
residents, all rooms were screened in to 
protect the occupants from the malaria 
germ. The streets of the city were paved 
and kept as clean as the streets of Ameri- 
ca. No more refuse was thrown out on 
the streets, as was done in former times. 
Electric lights and water systems were in- 
stalled, and one could drink from a foun- 
tain in the center of Panama, without the 
least fear of Malaria, for the water was 
clear spring water, which was piped in 
from mountain springs, far from Panama. 

The Panama Canal is of great value to 
the world. It saves a long, hard trip of 
over three thousand miles around Cape 
Horn, and although it was a great expen- 
diture to the United States, it gave the 
country the power and jurisdiction over 
the greatest canal, in the world. The cost 
of a ship passing through the canal, cosis 
about $1.20 per ton, and takes about ten 
hours to cover the stretch of fifty miles 
from deep water to deep water. The Pan- 
ama Canal zone extends five miles on each 
side of the canal, and is under the control 
of the American government, but the re- 
public of Panama is governed by its own 
constitution, which was drawn up just af- 
ter they revolted against Columbia in 
1903. 

MAURICE FEATHER MAN 



RADIUM 



In 1896 a Frencnman, Henri Becquerel, 
discovered that something resembling 
X-rays is radiated by some minerals, such 
as pitchblende, that contain aranium. He 
also found that if he wrapped a photo- 
graphic plate in black paper and placed 
it near one oi these minerals a shadow 
photograph would be formed of any dense 
object which intervened. This quality of 
certain minerals is called radioactivity. 

Shortly after this, three French chem- 
ists, M. G. Belmont, and Monsieur and 
Madame Curie found that thorium pos- 



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sessed the same property. They dis- 
covered, however, that pitchblende, a min- 
eral from Austria, was more radioactive 
than an equal amount of either uranium 
or thorium. Observing this peculiarity 
they decided that pitchblende must contain 
some substance far more radioactive than 
any element known to science. Madame 
Curie experimented for several months 
and finally in 1898 she succeeded in sepa- 
rating from the pitchblende a minute quan- 
tity of this radioactive substance in a fair- 
ly pure state. She found it to be an en- 
tirely new element and she named it "ra- 
dium." 

Radium is a silvery-white metal which 
tarnishes very quickly when exposed to 
the air. Any substance under the influ- 
ence of its rays becomes a conductor of 
electricity. Radium decomposes water 
very rapidly in a manner similar to elec- 
trolysis. The metal is very rarely ob- 
tained in the pure state, but is kept in the 
form of a bromide or chloride salt. 

Today most of the radium produced 
comes from deposits of pitchblende found 
in the Belgian Congo region of Africa. 
Pitchblende is an oxide of uranium and is 
about fifty per cent pure. There are some 
smaller deposits in other parts of the 
world, but they are not large enough to 
compete with the mines in the Congo. For 
a few years it was thought that pitch- 
blende was the only mineral that contained 
radium, but after experimenting, scientists 
found that other compounds of uranian 
principally carnotite found in Utah and 
Colorado, and autunite found in Portugal 
contained radium. 

Radium is so rare that it takes about 
five hundred tons of carnotite to produce 
one gram of radium. When the cost of 
hundreds of tons of chemicals, coal and 
distilled water is added to that of mining 
the carnotite it can be easily seen why ra- 
dium is an expensive metal. 

Extracting the metal is a very tedious 
process and each producer has his own 
system, but in general the methods are 
similar and have the same rules: 

First: The uranium mineral compound 
is put into solution. 

Second: All the metallic sulphates 
wl.ich are insoluble in water are separated 



from the solution. (These include all the 
barium and radium salts.) 

Third: The sulphates are converted into 
double salts. 

Fourth: The barium and radium com- 
pounds are purified. 

Fifth: By fractional crystallization the 
radium is separated from the barium. 

Radioactive elements emit rays and dis- 
intigrate to form other substances. These, 
if they are radioactive minerals or gases, 
disintigrate to form a third product, which 
also changes. This makes a series called 
a disintegration series which continues un- 
til some substance which is not radio- 
active is produced. Radium is member of 
such a series called the uranium-radium- 
lead disintegration series. 

Uranium disintegrates and forms an en- 
tirely new substance, known to science as 
uranium X; this in turn forms uranium 
X2, and this process continues until radi- 
um, the sixth member of the series appears. 
Radium goes on to make radon, but when 
lead is produced the series stops as lead is 
not radioactive. 

Each of the members of the series lasts 
for a certain length of time before it has 
entirely disintegrated, and of the series 
uranium has the longest life. It lasts 
eight billion years. This means that every 
year one eighth billionth part of each 
molecule of uranium disintegrates and 
forms a new substance, uranium XI. 

All radioactive elements emit three rays: 
first, the alpha ray; second, the beta ray; 
and third, the gamma ray. 

Use is made of these rays in medical 
works in an attempt to cure such diseases 
of the flesh as tumors, cancers, and corns, 
and to remove scars. The rays reduce the 
number of corpuscles in the flesh and burn 
the tissues of the body which are exposed 
to the radium. The reason ii is effective 
is that healthy tissues are form four to 
seven times as resistant to the rays as 
diseased tissues and do not burn so quick- 
ly. 

As yet there is no positive proof that 
this treatment with radium heals cancer, 
but it is known that it relieves the pain 
in cancerous conditions. 

The less pure salts of radium are some- 
times used to make luminous paint for 



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coating watch dials. The luminous ma- 
terial which is used is a mixture of radi- 
um and a special preparation of zinc sul- 
phide. The reason that it can be used so 
extensively on cheap watches is that only 
about one millionth of a gram of radium 
is needed to coat the average watch dial. 

As radium is a very rare metal, con- 
sequently it is very expensive. The radi- 
um produced in the Belgian Congo mines 
in Africa costs seventy thousand dollars a 
gram. As only the rays of radium are 
used in curing diseases, the metal itself 
may be used over and over. Because of 
this, radium banks have been established 



in many of the large cities of the world 
where a minute glass tube of radium may 
be rented at the rate of fifty dollars a day. 

Today there are about three pounds of 
radium in the world which have been ex- 
tracted from the ore and are in a form 
suitable for use. 

Scientists hope to find a way of increas- 
ing the rate of disintigration of uranium 
and thereby obtain large quantities of 
radium, but this might not be safe for 
civilization, as the rays of radium are so 
destructive to all types of plants and ani- 
mals. 

JOHN DOWNING 




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BASEBALL 

Back Row — J. Craig, R. McGowan, J. Foley, P. Gibbons, H. Hall, L. O'Regan, N. Sabean, 

F. Fitzgerald, Coach Donahue, R. G lea son. 
Second Row — R. Holden, R. Hall, J. Bona, R. Marso, J. Downing, P. Morrissey, R. 

Williamson, H. Randall. 
Front Row — J. Keating, C. Bianchi, B. Sne 11, W. Bell, J. Corkery, F. Carey, J. Grassey. 

BASEBALL 



The Natick High School Baseball season, 
opened early in April. Coach Donahue 
had six regulars answering the first call. 
The team formed by Coach Donahue was a 
fine one considering the lack of funds and 
of a suitable playing field. 

The team went along defeating all com- 
ers until they met Norwood, who set Na- 
tick back twice. Their third defeat came 
at the hands of our old rival, Framingham 
by a score of 8-7. All three of these were 
decided in extra inning games. 

Coach Donahue deserves great praise for 
the good showing of this team. We hope 
that he will continue to have many win- 
ning ball teams. 

lit 3 4 SCHEDULE 
Natick 2 Dedham 1 

Natick 12 Holliston 

Natick 15 Needham 5 

Natick 4 Wellesley 



Natick 


6 


Norwood 


7 




(10 innings) 




Natick 


13 


Holliston 


2 


Natick 


2 


Needham 


10 


Natick 


5 


Wellesley 


1 


Natick 


2 


Norwood 


3 




(11 innings) 




Natick 


7 


Framingham 


8 




(12 innings) 




Natick 


2 


Waltf.am 


1 


Natick 


7 


Dedham 


6 


Natick 


2 


Framingham 


4 



TRACK 



The track team waich functioned for the 
first time last year has a larger schedule 
this year. The team is under the leader- 
ship of Mr. Caldwell. Track meets have 
been arranged with Marlboro, Dedham, 
Needham and Wellesley. "Andy" Bismark 
and "Went" Quast are the two outstand- 
ing veterans. 



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FOOTBALL 



Back Row — J. Armenio, N. Browne, A. 
Fourth Row — S. Arena, T. Morrissey, S. 

McGowan, V. Saunders, M. Hall, A. 
Third Row — C. Bianchi, J. Corkery, J 



Bismark, W. Townsend, R. Leavitt, L. Carey. 
Bieasdale, F. Daley, C. Leavitt, T. Daley, R. 
Williams. 

Duff, W. Armstrong, J. Downing, C. Buckler, 



F. Fitzgerald, R. Holden, M. Weatherman, J. Armstrong. 
Second Row — T. McCormack, P. Gibbons, N. Sabean, F. Delouchery, J. Rotchford, P. 

Doherty, R. Gleason, J. Grassey, A. Potter. 
Front Row — A. Palli, D. Petro, J. Keating. J. Wilson, W. Bell, T. McEvoy, J. Wignot 

(Capt.) B. Snell, J. Delaney, K. Armenio, R. Heffernan, J. McDonald, F. Carey. 



FOOTBALL 



Blue 



The 1933 eleven had a rather disastr 
season, though they made a ver 
saowing in many of their contest 
started the season in a blaze of g 
as tne season went on, fate seem 
them. However, in the annua 
with Framingham, the Red ai 
played brilliantly and emerged 
moral victory, the score being to 0. 
ball was on the opponent's one-foot line 
when the final whistle blew. Captain 
Wignot proved himself an excellent leader 
and a fine athlete. 

GAMES 

Natick 19 Taunton 

Natick Marlboro 12 

Natick Wellesley 6 




Natick 
Natick 
Natick 
^Natick 
tick 
.tick 



St. James t> 

Milford 6 

Needham 6 

Norwood 13 

Ded ham 7 

Framingham 

LINEUPS 

Second Team 
r.e. John Delaney 
r.t. Nelson Sabean 
r.g. Clifton Buckler 
Jack Wignot, Capt. c. Maurice Featlierman 
Demetre Petro l.g. Salvi Arena 

Walter Townsend l.t. Thomas McCormick 



am 

Albert'/ Potter 
Snell 
alter Bell 



Francis Carey I.e. 

James Keating q.b. 

John Corkery r.h.b. 

Joseph Ortenzi l.h.b. 

Andrew Bismark f.b. 



John McDonald 
Joseph Grassey 
Arthur Palli 
John Wilson 
John Rotchford 



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BOY'S BASKETBALL 

Back Row — R. Williamson, L. Foley, F. Gurney, L. O'Regan, J. Wilson, J. Rotchtord, 
J. Grassey, J. Bond. 

Second Row — Coach Donahue, A. Bismark, D. Petro, A. Palli, T. McCormack, B. Sneli, 

R. Gleason, F. Delouchery. 
Front Row — J. Corkery, W. Bell, F. Carey, J. Wignot, J. Keating. 



BOYS' BASKETBALL 



As usual. Coach Donahue produced a 
winning five, and this year, we had an es- 
pecially fast one. In fifteen starts, the 
Red and Blue lost only three contests, one 
to Dedham, and two to Newton, who proved 
to be one step ahead of Natick. Due to 
the great work of Captain Carey and Wal- 
ter Bell, the team piled up large scores 
against the strong fives of Norwood, Marl- 
boro, Wellesley and Framlngham. Corkery 
was also a high scorer and Wignot and 
Keating steady defensive guards. The 
second team went through their second 
consecutive season without a setback. 
GAMES 

Natick 29 Alumni 24 

Natick 27 Newton 30 

(two overtimes) 



Natick 


19 


Dedham 


26 


Natick 


33 


Norwood 


17 


Nauck 


30 


Wellesley 


14 


Natick 


30 


Marlboro 


9 


Natick 


17 


Needham 


16 


Natick 


42 


Norwood 


21 


Natick 


39 


Framing'm 


12 


Natick 


25 


Dedham 


IS 


Natick 


23 


Needham 


13 


Natick 


26 


Newton 


30 


Natick 


48 


Framing'm 


25 


Natick 


39 


Wellesley 


14 


Natick 


27 


Alumni 


25 



(two overtimes) 

First Team Second Team 
Capt. Francis Carey rf Capt. Arthur Falli 

John Corkery l.f. Boyd Snell 

Walter Bell c. Thomas McCormick 

James Keating r.g. Demetre Retro 

Jackson Wignot l.g. Andrew Bismark 



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GIRL'S BASKETBALL 

Back Row — Cora Feathers, Alice McGrath, Miss Currier, Clara Bremner, Frances Ger- 
rity. 

Front Row — Helen Hladick, Captain Rita Shea, Dorothy Prime. 



GIRLS' BASKETBALL 

This year Miss Currier organized a 
Girls' Athletic League. About 75 girls 
joined. To be active members the girls 
had to have their dues of 35 cents paid up. 

The League started out the year with 
Volley Ball and class teams were chosen. 
In the finish playoff, the Sophomores were 
the victors. 

With the coming of Basket-ball season 
nine teams were picked. Each team played 
every other team and in the end the Sen- 
iors were the winners. Then class teams 
were picked and they played Needham 
here. The Sophomores were the only ones 
able to take the Needhamites with the 
Juniors and Senior team losing to them. 

There came stiff competition when the 



Varsity was being chosen. However the 
girls who worked the hardest finally won 
out. The Varsity lineup was as follows: 
l.f. Rita Shea (Cap't.) 

Helen Hladick 
r.f. Clara Bremner 
jc. Dorothy Prime 
s.c. Alice McGrath 
l.g. Frances Gerrity 
r.g. Cora Feathers 
This Varsity team played Norwood at 
Norwood but after a hard struggle lost. 

Another class game was held, this time 
with Framingham. The Seniors and 
Sophomores held up Natick's end this time, 
but the Junior's lost. 

The last game of the season was played 
with the Alumni. That was one of the 
most exciting games. It was close all the 
way through, but near the end, the Alum- 
ni sank a winning basket. 

The basketball season ended with every- 
one agreeing that it was an enjoyable one. 



PAGE TWENTY-THREE 




CLASS OFFICERS 

Francis Carey, President 
Andrew Bismark, Vice-President 
John Rotchford, Treasurer 
Hazel Hurst, Secretary 



ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 
Francis Carey, President 



STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS 

Francis Carey, President 
Mary Gilleran, Vice-President 
Hazel Hurst, Secretary 
Wentworth Quast, Treasurer 



SENIOR EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Francis Carey, President 
Andrew Bismark, Vice-President 
Hazel Hurst, Secretary 
John Rotchford, Treasurer 
Mary (iilleran 
Maurice Featherman 
John Mitchell 
Wentworth Quast 
Jackson Wignot 



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Class ©fftcersf 



FRANCIS CAREY 

Baseball 2, 3, 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4; Foot- 
ball 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 3; Sassamon Board 2; 
Committee Senior Play 4; President Student 
Council 4; President Junior Class, President 
Senior Class; Chairman Junior Prom 3. 




ANDREW BISMARK 




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Baseball 3; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Football 2, 
3, 4: Tennis 2, 3, 4; Track 2, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 
4; Senior Play 4; Chairman Ticket Committee 
of Junior Prom 3: Student Council 2; Vice- 
President Senior Executive Committee 4; Vice- 
President Junior 3; Glee Club 3; Glee Club 
Vice President and Secretary 4. 



JOHN ROTCHFORD 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 4; Football 2, 
3, 4; Hockey 2, 3; Glee Club 4; Sassamon Board 
2; Senior Play 4; Wrestling 3, 4; Chairman 
Junior Prom Hall Committee 3. 



HAZEL HURST 

Tennis 2; Sassamon Board 2, 3, 4; Usher 
for Senior Play 4; Student Council 2, 4; Usher 
for Graduation 3; Secretary of Class 3, 4; Sec- 
retary of Student Council 4. 



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The SASSAMON - 1934 



JOSEPH ANGELERI 

Baseball 2, 3; Basket- 
ball 2. 3; Football 2, 3, 4; 
Pres. of Glee Club 4; Glee 
Club 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 
Operetta 2; Sassamon 
Board 2; Senior Play 4; 
Student Council 2. 



LOUIS BALCOM 



PATRICIA BARNICLE 



WALTER BELL 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basket- 
ball 2, 3, 4; Football 2, 3. 
4. 



BARBARA BENNETT 

Glee Club 2, 3. 4; Or- 
chestra 2, 3, 4. 




MARJORIE BERNARD 

Baseball 2, 3; Basket- 
ball 2, 3; Tennis 2; Gym 
Demonstration 3. 



CARLO BIANCHI 

Football 2, 3, 4; Base- 
ball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 
3, 4. 



LLOYD BLANCHARD 
Orchestra 3, 4. 



STANLEY BLEASDALE 



CLARA BREMNEK 

Basketball 2, 3, 4; Base- 
ball 2, 3, 4; Tennis 2, 3; 
Glee Club; Candy Com- 
mittee 4; Girl's Athletic 
League 4; Volley Ball 2, 3, 
4; Track 2, 3, 4. 



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The SASSAMON - 1934 



GERTRUDE BROPHY 
Glee Club 2, 3, 4. 



ELSIE BROWN 



NELSON BROWNE 
Football 2, 3, 4. 



DORIS BUCKLER 









WILLIAM BURLEIGH 

Sassamon Board, 2, 3, 4; 
Checking Committee, Jun- 
ior From 3. 





ELLEN CASEY 

Basketball 2, 3; Hockey 
2; Tennis 2; Ticket Com- 
mittee 4. 



ARL1NE CASAVANT 
Baseball 2, 3; Tennis 2, 



3. 



DOROTHY CHARLTON 

Tennis 2: Sassamon 
Board 4; Usher 4, Student 
Council 2. 



ROBERT COLEMAN 



JOSEPH CORRIGAN 



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The SASSAMON . 19 si 




JOHN DOWNING 

Baseball 3: Football 4: 
Usher Junior Prom; Usher 
Senior Graduation Exer- 
cises. 



MILDRED DOYLE 
Tennis 2. 



JOHN DUFF 

Baseball 2, 4; Football 
4; Glee Club 4; Orchestra 
2, 3, 4; Band 2, 3, 4; Pub- 
licity Committee Senior 
Play. 



HUGENA DUNBAR 

Candy Committee, Senior 
Play. 



DOROTHY EDWARDS 
Senior Play Cast. 



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The SASSAMON = 1954 



GRACE ELKERTON 
Pygmalion and Galatea. 



EVALYN ERNST 

Baseball 2, 3; Basket- 
ball 2, 3; Field Hockey 2; 
Tennis 2; Ticket Commit- 
tee; Junior From Usher; 
Volley Ball 2, 3. 



ANTONIO EVANGELIST A 



VIRGINIA FiUR 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basket- 
ball 2, 3, 4; Field Hockey 
2; Tennis 2; Sassamon 
Board 4; Cheerleader; Ath- 
letic League; Volley Ball 
2. 3. 4; Committee for Se- 
nior Insignia. 



MAURICE FEATHERMAN 

Baseball 2; Basketball 2, 
3, 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Hoc- 
key 3; Tennis 2, 3, 4; Or- 
chestra 3; Band 3; Jazz 
Orchestra 3 ; Orchestra 
Committee: Junior and Se- 
nior Executive Board; Ush- 
er Junior Prom and Senior 
Play. 




GRACE FEELEY 

Baseball 2, 3; Basketball 
2, 3; Field Hockey 2, Sas- 
samon Board 2, 3, 4; De- 
bating Society 2, 3; Candy 
Committee 4. 



VIRGINIA FELCH 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basket- 
ball 2, 3, 4; Property Man- 
ager 4 - Volley Ball 4; Dec- 
oration Committee Junior 
Prom. 



ESTELLE FIELD 

Baseball 2 3; Basketball 
2, 3, 4; Field Hockey 2; 
Tennis 2: Candy Commit- 
tee 4; Volley Bali 2, 3, 4: 
Girl's Athletic League 4. 



PEARL GAINSLEY 

Baseball 2. 3, 4; Basket- 
ball 2, 3, 4; Field Hockey 
2: Tennis 2; Publicity Se- 
nior Play; Volley Ball 2, 3, 
4. 



DANIEL GARVEY 



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LAURETTA GAUTHIER 

Tennis 2: Glee Club 2, 
3, 4; S. O. S. 2, 3. 



FRANCES GERRITY 

Baseball 2. 3, 4; Basket- 
ball 2, 3, 4; Tennis 2; 
Cheerleader 4; Track 2, 3, 
4. 



MARY GILLERAN 

Baseball 2, 3; Field 
Hockey 2; Sassamon Board 
Assistant Literary Editor 
3; Literary Editor 4; Se- 
nior Play; Student Coun- 
cil 3, 4; Vice f resident 4; 
Usher Graduation 3; Sas- 
samon Dance Committee 
4; Class Day Exercises 2, 
Usher, Chairman Junior 
Prom 3; Class Day Exer- 
cises 4. 



AMY GORDON 
Candy Committee 4. 



JOSEPH GRASSEY 

Baseball 2, 3. 4; Basket- 
ball Manager. 



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MARJORIE GRAYE 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basket- 
ball 2, 3, 4; Sassamon 
Board 4; Usher Gradua- 
tion 3; Candy Committee 
Chairman for Senior Play 
4; Volley Ball 2, 3. 



MARY GRIFFIN 



MARY GRUPPCSO 

Baseball 2; Basketball 
2; Glee Club 2; Ticket 
Committee 4; Usher Grad- 
uation Exercises 3. 



VIRGINIA GUTHRIE 

Sassamon 2; Student 
Council 2. 



HAROLD HALL 

Baseball 2, 3; Basket- 
ball 2; i- ootball 3; Student 
Council 2. 



The SASSAMON . 1934 



DAVID HAMILTON 

Sassamon Board 3; Pub- 
licity Committee Chairman 
4; Student Council 2; Jun- 
ior Prom Chairman Deco- 
rating Committee 3; Usher 
Graduation 3. 





HELEN HLADICK 

Baseball 2,3,4; Basket- 
ball 2, 3, 4; Tennis 2; Sas- 
samon Board 4 ; Volley 
Ball 2, 3, 4. 



ADA HARRIS 

Sassamon Board 4; Jun- 
ior Prom Decoration Com- 
mittee 3. 





HELEN HOG AN 
Tennis 2. 



HOWARD HEDDERIG 





VIRGINIA HUNTOON 
Glee Club 4. 



GUY HEALD 
Junior Prom Committee 



3. 





JOSEPH JENNINGS 



EVELYN HILT 

Glee Club 4; Senior Play 
Committee Usiier 4. 





HELEN JOHNSON 



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The SASSAMO'N - 1934 



HENRY JOHNSON 



MALCOM JOHNSON 



RICHARD JOHNSON 



RONALD JOHNSON 
Band 2, 3. 



MARY JOHNSTON 





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ANASTASIA JORDAN 



MARY KELLY 



HARRIET KENISTON 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basket- 
ball 2, 3, 4; Field Hockey 
2; Sassamon Board 2, 3, 
4; Volley Ball 2, 3, 4; 
Student Council 2, 3. 



KATHERINE KENNEDY 



LAWRENCE KIMBLE 
Band 2. 



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MARTHA KUNZ 
Candy Committee 4. 




JOHN MACKIN 

Basketball 3; Hockey 3: 
Sassamon Board 2, 3. 



ROBERT LIDDELL 




DAISY MANGLE 

Baseball 2. 3, 4; Basket- 
ball 2, 3. 4: Debating So- 
ciety 2; Tenn.s 2; Senior 
Play 4; Us..er 3. 



EDWARD LISCOMBE 

Glee Club 2, 3; Jazz Or- 
chestra 3; Glee Club Oper- 
etta 2. 



ELEANOR LONG 



FRANCIS LYNCH 
Football 2. 




EDGAR MATHEWS 
Baseball 2, 4; Hockey 3. 



FRANCIS McALLAN 



HELEN McCORMACK 

Tennis 2; S. O. S. 2; 
Costumes for Senior Play 
4; Football Dance 2. 



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CATHERINE McDANlEL 
L'sher for Senior Play. 



ALICE McGRATH 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basket- 
ball 2, 3, 4 : Tennis 2 ; Sas- 
samon Board 3, 4; Editor- 
in-Chief 4; Debating So- 
ciety 2: Senior Flay; Jun- 
ior Prom Usher 3: Usher 
at Graduation 3; Girl's 
Athletic League 4; Volley 
Ball 2. 3, 4; Gym Demon- 
stration 3, 4; Sassamon 
Dance Committee 3, 4. 



ROBERT McNICHOLS 



EDWARD MEEK 

Football 3; Glee Club 3, 
4; Orchestra 2, 3, 4; Band 
2. 3, 4; Jazz Orchestra 2, 
3; String Quartet 2. 3; 
Sassamon Board 2; Junior 
Prom Committee. 



JOHN MITCHELL 

Football 2; Ho.key 3; 
Golf 2, 3, 4: Glee Club 2, 
3. 4; Sassamon Board 2, 
3, 4; Junior Prom Com- 
mittee; Senior Play Com- 
mittee: Student Council 2, 
3, 4; Senior Class Execu- 
tive Board. 









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HELEN MOIR 



GLADYS MOORE 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basket- 
ball 2, 3; Field Hockey 2, 
Tennis 2; Volley Ball 2, 3. 



ELSIE MORRILL 



ELEANOR MULLEN 

Baseball 2: Basketball 
2; Tennis 2; Junior Prom. 



VIRGINIA MULLEN 
S. O. S. Club 2. 



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EDWARD MURPHY 





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FRANK MURPHY 




MARIE NICHOLS 



PHYLLIS NOYES 



ELEANOR OSOL 
Tennis 2; Glee Club 2. 










GRACE PALLADINO 

Baseball 2; Basketball 
2; Tennis 2; Glee Club 2; 
Sassamon Board 4; Senior 
Play Committee 4. 



ARTHUR G. PALLI 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basket- 
ball 2, 3, 4; Football 2, 3, 
4; Golf 2; Tennis 2, 3; 
String Quartet 2, 3; Se- 
nior Play Head Usber 4. 



HERBERT PARMENTEK 



JOSEPH PARRINELLO 

Orchestra 2, 3, 4; Band 
2, 3, 4; Jazz Orchestra 2, 
3. 



ROBERT PEOPLES 

Hockey 2, 3; Senior 
Play Stage Manager 4; 
Junior Prom Tickets 3. 



PAGE THIRTY-SEVEN 



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DEMETRE PETRO 

Basketball 4; Football 
3, 4; Hockey 3; Golf 4; 
Glee Club 4 ; Orchestra 4 ; 
Band 2, 3, 4. 





ROSE QUATRALE 
Usher for Graduation. 



ESTHER PINEO 

Baseball 2; Basketball 
2; Tennis 2; Glee Club 2. 



DOROTHY PRIME 

Basketball 2, 3, 4; Field 
Hockey 2: Glee Club 4; 
S. O. S. Club 2, 3; Senior 
Play 4; Junior Prom Com- 
mittee 3; Gym Meet 2, 3. 



WENT WORTH QU AST 

Glee Club 2. 3, 4; Sas- 
samon Bord 3, 4; Editor 
4- Senior Play 4; Football 
Dance 3, 4; Junior Prom 
Committee 3; Track 4. 





ESTHER PRESCOTT 
Tennis 2, 3. 






HELEN RANDALL 



CATHERINE RICE 



PHYLLIS ROACH 

Basketball 2; Tennis 2; 
Sassamon Board 2 ; S. O 
S. Club 2, 3. 





FRED RULAND 
Glee Club 4. 



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NELSON SABEAN 
Football 2, 3. 4. 



JAMES SHAGOURY 
Hockey 2, 3, 4. 



RITA SHEA 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basket- 
ball 2, 3, 4; Tennis 2, 3; 
Orchestra 4; Debating So- 
ciety 2; Costume Commit- 
tee; Student Council 3; 
President Girl's Athletic 
League 4; Captain Girl's 
Varsity Basketball 4. 



BOYD SNELL 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basket- 
ball 2, 3, 4; Football 2, 3, 
4; Tennis 2, 3; Glee Club 
4; Sassamon Board 2, 4. 



LOUISE SNOW 
Basketball 3. 









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MARJORIE SQUIRES 

Sassamon Board 4; Can- 
dy Committee Senior Flay 
4; Chairman Refreshment 
Committee, Football Dance 
4; Student Council 3, 4. 



DOROTHY STOCKER 

Glee Club 2. 3, 4; Or- 
chestra 2, 3, 4; Candy 
Committee Senior Play 4. 



HELEN STUBBS 

Tennis 2; Sassamon 
Board 4. 



JOSEPH SULLIVAN 
Hockey 3. 



DOROTHY THAYER 

Basketball 2; Glee Club 
3; Sassamon Board 2, 3, 
Business Manager 4; S. O. 
S. Club 2; Football Dance 
Refreshment 2. 3: Senior 
Reception Decoration 3; 
Student Council 3; French 
Club 2. 



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The SASSAMON - 1934 



R. CLAYTON THOMAS 





DANA THORPE 



AVIS VILES 






MARTHA WEATHERBY 

Glee Club 2, 3; Senior 
Flay. 




FRANCIS WHALEN 

4; Track; 



Hll 




Football 
Wrestling. 




JAMES WHEELER 



WALTER WHITAKER 



DOROTHY WHITTTER 

Glee Club 3; Tennis 2; 
Usher Junior Prom; Se- 
nior Play Committee; Stu- 
dent Council 4. 



JACKSON WIGNOT 

Football 2, 3, 4; Cap- 
tain 4; Baseball 2, 3, 4: 
Basketball 2, 3. 4; Prom 
Usher 3; Ticket Commit- 
tee 4. 



REGINALD WILLIAMSON 

Baseball 2, 3; Basket- 
ball 2; Football 2; Sas- 
samon Board 2, 3, 4; Ush- 
er Junior Prom; Usher Se- 
nior Play; Student Coun- 
cil. 



PAGE FORTY 




STUDENT COUNCIL 

Back Row — L. Armenio, V. Saunders, B. Wenzel, A. Harrington, L. Foley, V. Hill, D. 
Volk, A. Williamson. 

Second Row — I. Conroy, J. Bell, L. Mellor, J. Mitchell, K. Fair. T. McCormack, J. 

Ligori, F. Macewan, M. Latour. 
Front Row — H. Zicko, M. Pond, M. Gilleran, F. Carey, H. Hurst, W. Quast, M. Squires 

J. Doucette, D. Whittier. 



THE STUDENT COUNCIL 

The election of the Student Council 
members for the year was held during the 
second week of school in September. The 
following officers were elected at the first 
regular meeting: 

President — Francis Carey 

Vice-Uresident — Mary Gilleran 

Secretary — Hazel Hurst 

Treasurer — Went worth Quast 



The first duty of the Board was the 
supervision of the election of the Sassamon 
Board. 

The social event of the Student Council, 
the annual Football Dance, was held on 
December 4 and was well attended by the 
student body. 

Much of our time this year was given 
to choosing a design for a school ring and 
to devising ways and means for raising 
money for the athletic association in order 
that Baseball might continue. 



TENNIS 



The tennis team with "Andy" Bismark 
and "Bobo" Snell as standouts have a num- 
ber of games with teams of the surround- 
ing towns. "Andy" Bismark is the cap- 
tain. Home games are played at the Na- 
tick Tennis Club. 



GOLF 



The golf team has arranged several 
games with the surrounding towns. Home 
games are played at Sandy Burr. Those 
returning from last year's team include: 
Captain John Mitchell, Joe Burgess, "Bud" 
McGlone and A. Zicko. 



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SENIOR PLAY 



Dorothy Edwards, Andrew Bismark, Daisy Mangle, Martha Weatherby, John Mitchell. 
Dorothy Thayer, John Rotchford, Mary Gilleran, Wentworth Quast, Alice McGrath 
Joseph Angelo, Dorothy Prime. 



SENIOR PLAY 



The Senior Play was held on Friday 
evening, April 6, at Junior High and was 
attended by a full house. The play, direc- 
ted by Miss Louise Scott, was supported by 
a fine cast including: Dorothy Thayer as 
the heroine, "Strawberry Kate," who 
proved exceedingly fine. Mary Gilleran 
proved a worthy actress in the role of 
"Hazel Downing," a charming young lady, 
who is attracted by Wentworth Quast as 
"Charlie Grainger." He, together with 
"Bob" Crawford, enacted by John Rotch- 
ford as hero, are suspected as being straw- 
berry thieves. Amusing complications 



arose in which Andy Bismark proved to be 
a real comedian as "Tommy Meadows." 
He was immensely interested in "Chrysan- 
themum Klots," played by Dorothy Ed- 
wards. Alice McGrath played beaming 
Minnie Holzapple who, after many mishaps 
finally procured her "husband." Dorothy 
Prime enacted haughty, snobbish Gwen- 
dolyn Norton, and Martha Weatherby was 
Bob Crawford's gleeful little sister, Betty. 
Daisy Mangle ably took the part of Mrs. 
Winton, and Joseph Angeleri as Ezra Nor- 
ton, who would gyp his best friend. John 
Mitchell also earned his honors as the 
"small town" constable. The play was 
said to be one of the best that Natick High 
School has ever produced. 



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ORCHESTRA 

Back Row — J. Armenio, R. Guarino, J. Healy, W. Greene, J. Bell, G. Parker, W. Arm- 
strong, H. Kilmer, P. Apostal. 

Second Row — J. Parrinello, D. Stocker, E. Sprowl, B. Bennett, Miss Tolander, J. Con- 
Ion, M. Backus, E. McMahon, L. Knott. 

Front Row — V. Meagher, E. Shea, A. Brophy, E. Meek, L. Blanchard, V. Bennett, D. 
Litchfield, P. Strange. 



ORCHESTRA 

This year the orchestra, under the direc- 
tion of Miss Tolander, made several or- 
ganizations happy by appearing before 
them. Their services were giveii for the 
Natick Woman's Club Play, The Senior 
Play, Class Day and Graduation. They also 
played for the reception tendered Miss 
Mira Partridge at the Morse Institute on 
April 5. 

Eugene MacMahon, Edward Meek and 



Mildred Backus were chosen members of 
the New England Orchestra. 

The orchestra members are: John Ar- 
menio, Rocco Guarino, Jerry Healy, Ed- 
ward Meek, Walter Green, James Bell, 
George Parker, Winslow Armstrong, Pandy 
Apostal, Howard Kilmer, Joseph Parri- 
nello, Dorothy Stocker, Edward Sprowle, 
Barbara Bennett, John Conlon, Mildred 
Backus, Eugene MacMahon, Lucille Knott, 
Rita Shea, Adelaide Brophy, Lloyd Blan- 
cbarcl, Virginia Bennett, Virginia Mahard, 
Phyllis Strange, Doris Litchfield. 



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STRING QUARTET 

Edward Meek, George Parker, Miss Tolander, Mildred Backus, Eugene McMahon. 



STRING QUARTET 



The String Quartet was this year organ- 
ized in February with Edward Meek, 1st 
Violinist; George Parker, 2nd Violinist; 
Eugene McMahan, Viola; and Mildred Bac- 
kus, Cello. 

They have been pursuing the traditional 
courses of quartet music written by the 
old masters, and prepared several numbers 
for the annual spring concert held at the 
Senior High School on May 25. 

The object of the String Quartet has 
been to secure in finer musicianship for 
its members the understanding and appre- 
ciation of good music and performance in 
sjinall ensemble. 



The members of this String Quartet 
have attended rehearsals very i egularly, 
and their efforts and hard labor were re- 
vealed in the fine performance which they 
gave in the Suite Ancienne by St. George 
at the concert. 



SENIOR RECEPTION 



The Seniors were assisted in receiving 
their guests at Reception on Friday even- 
ing, June fifteenth in the Armory by Mr. 
and Mrs. Clifford R. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. 
Roy W. Hill, Mrs. William Carey, Mrs. 
Andrew Bismark, Mrs. Joseph Rotchford, 
Miss Emily Shannon, Miss Grace Church 
and Miss Margaret Cellarius. 



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GLEE CLUB 



The Glee Club was organized early in 
September by Miss Lydia Tolander. 

The club met Mondays and Tuesdays, 
spending their time in preparing to pro- 
vide entertainment for our assemblies and 
for many outside gatherings. 

From this group a single and a double 
quartet of boys have made several ap- 
pearances and have been enthusiastically 
received. 



BAND 



This year, as in the past, the band was 
organized by Mr. Burke and performed at 
all home games with great skill. 

Rehearsals were held every Wednesday 
morning during the year and judging from 
the number of band members receiving 
their letters they are all hard workers. 



JUNIOR PROM 

The annual Junior Promenade held this 
year at the Coolidge Junior High was soc- 
ially and financially a success. 

The Juniors were assisted in receiving 
their guests by Mr. Harold Johnson, chair- 
man of the School Committee; Mr. Roy 
Hill and Miss Jane Carrick of our faculty; 
Mrs. George Pair, Mrs. John Denny, Mrs. 
William Carey and Mrs. William Allen, 
parents of class officers, and the class offi- 
cers. 

Music was furnished by the Teddy- 
Bears, a broadcasting orchestra from W. 
E. E. I. and the hall was tastefully deco- 
rated with the school colors. 

Much credit for the success of the party 
is due to the able direction of Miss Flor- 
ence Belliveau, and Miss Elizabeth Mur- 
phy, class advisors, and hard-working 
student committees. 



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The SASSAMON - 1934 



SASSAMON BOARD 

Eack Row — F. Williams, H. Keniston. E. McCarthy, G. Palladino, V. Hill, T. McCor- 
mack, V. Fair, B. Snell, M. Pond, H. Hurst, R. Williamson, D. Caarlton, M. Squires 

Second Row — L. Foley, B. Wenzel, M. Graye, H. Hladick, A. Harrington, W. Boyd, J. 
Mitchell, D. Thayer, W. Burleign. K. Fair, G. Feeley, A. Harris. 

Front Row — J. Burgess, L. Carey, M. Gilleran, R. Holden, A. McGrath, W. Quast, M. 
Latour, B. Allen, J. Keating. 



SASSAMON BOARD 



This year, as in the past, the Sassamon 
has succeeded in winning recognition at 
the Scholastic Press Association Contest 
held every year at Columbia University. 
New York City. 

Natick High may well be proud of this 
prize as our school was one of the three 
Massachusetts high schools with a 300- 
SOO enrollment to receive an award. 

Not being superstitious the Board held 
the annual Sassamon Dance on Friday, the 
13th of April. With wonderful music and 
a fine crowd, those present enjoyed them- 
selves immensely at what turned out to be 
one of the social highlights of the year. 

The Sassamon Board wishes to sincerely 
thank Miss Shannon and Mr. Sears for 
their willing cooperation and guidance in 
making our paper a success. 



The following people served on the 
Sassamon Board this year: 

Editors in Chief: Alice McGrath, Went- 
worth Quast; Assistant Editors: Mary La- 
tour. 

Literary Editor: Mary Gilleran; Assis- 
tant Literary Editor: Barbara Allen, James 
Keating. 

Business Manager: Dorothy Thayer; 
Asststant Business Managers: Kathryn 
Fair, John Mitchell. 

Art Editor: Ada Harris; Assistant Art. 
Editor, Stuart Fraser. 

Advertising Managers: Seniors, Harriet 
Keniston, William Burleigh; Juniors, Leo- 
nard Foley; Sophomores, Barbara Wenzel, 
Thomas McCormack. 

Subscription Editors: Seniors, Hazel 
Hurst, Dorothy Charlton; Juniors, Mar- 
jorie Pond, Leo Carey; Sophomores, James 
Boyd, Robert Heffernan. 



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News Editors: Seniors., Grace Feeley, 
Reginald Williamson; Juniors, Fern Wil- 
liams. Joseph Burgess; Sophomores. Vic- 
tory Hill. Arthur Harrington. 

Athletic Editors: Helen Hladick, Regi- 
nald Williamson. 

Joke Editors: Virginia Fair, Boyd Snell. 



Marjorie Graye. 

Exchange Editor: Grace Palladino. 

Assistant Financial Editor: Marjorie 
Squires. 

Faculty Advisors: Literary, Miss Shan- 
non; Financial, Mr. Sears; Typing, Miss 
Wildbur. 




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